Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bridesmaid's dress in style evolution




This coral bridesmaid's dress from my BFF's wedding in 2012 is an ever-evolving piece in my wardrobe. On her big day, it was full-length and worn with delicate jewellery. 




Then....
 
A year later, I had it altered it to knee-length. I wore it with a chunky pearl necklace and white-hot nails to ring in my birthday in Montreal. 


Then...

I wanted to breathe new life into the dress for a late summer wedding this year. My fitted black waxed denim jacket, a long beaded tassel necklace and buckled stilettos gave the delicate chiffon pleats some edge, and toned down the girliness.


The military style of the jacket seemed fitting: the wedding took place on a military base. 


To create a cleaner line for the necklace, I snipped off the fabric flower decoration on the bust and secured it to my clutch with a little double-sided tape.
 

It was a nice wedding, with lots of dancing and the chance to catch up with friends we haven't seen in a while. The weather was ominous, but what are a few grey clouds when you're wearing a colour this cheerful?



Dress - Bari Jay
Jacket - Paola Prata (consigned)
Shoes - Aldo
Clutch - Coach
Necklace - Consigned

5 comments:

  1. I love how you've remixed this into your wardrobe! The top part of that dress is so gorgeous and it looks great with that jacket!

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  2. This is so beautiful dress and I am glad that you remixed this dress into your wardrobe! Well, I am also the bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding. Her wedding is going to be held at the garden wedding venue in Los Angeles so I’ll buy a floral dress.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I love the idea of patterned dresses for a wedding - it's the new frontier. Hopefully it's a style you'll be able to wear again and again.

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  3. Such a pretty dress and I love the changes you made with it. It is so rare that anyone keeps a bridesmaid dress, but this one is so pretty and your changes make it very versatile.

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